Foundation for VPS welcomes new board members, Encore Fellow

The Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools (VPS) announces additions to its board of directors for 2016/2017 and welcomes an Encore Fellow to its staff. Joining the board of directors are Nichoel Casey, Assistant Vice President, Risk Consultation and Compliance Officer, Umpqua Bank; Felisciana Peralta, Adjunct Professor and Director of Student Inclusion and Equity Services, Clark […]

VPS bond passes with overwhelming support

Source: Vancouver Public Schools, Communications department. (2017, February 15). VPS bond passes with overwhelming support. [Press release]. Retrieved from The Vancouver community showed its support for schools on Tuesday, Feb. 14. The $458 million bond measure is currently passing with nearly 70 percent approval. Voters overwhelmingly approved the capital construction bond measure for Vancouver […]

Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools Receives Umpqua Bank Community Giving Grant

Umpqua Bank’s Charitable Foundation has awarded the Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools an $8,000 Community Giving grant. The funds will be used to expand family engagement activities in Vancouver Public Schools, including experiences and academic-focused events for parents to become involved in their child’s academic success. Umpqua Bank recently announced Community Giving grant awards totaling […]

Wind & Oar Boat School Teaches STEAM Skills

[layerslider id=”8″] One group of Vancouver Public School students had a unique answer to that inevitable question: “What did you do over the summer?” They could proudly say that this summer they built a boat from scratch. With funding from the Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools, Vancouver Public Schools partnered with Wind & Oar Boat School to […]

5th Grader Raises $700 to “Give Back” to Hazel Dell Elementary

With the end of the school year approaching, Hazel Dell Elementary School fifth grade student Sarah Payne wanted to do something to give back to her school. She recalled learning about the importance of community giving from her first grade teacher and worked with her parents to organize her own fundraiser, “Sarah’s Give Back Campaign”. “As […]

Nada Wheelock Selected as Executive Director of Foundation for VPS

Interim Executive Director Nada Wheelock rises to the top in national search for the Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools Executive Director position. Wheelock has served as the interim executive director since July, 2016. She previously served on the Foundation’s Board of Directors and the Vancouver Public Schools Board of Directors. Wheelock is a senior leader […]

Family Engagement Project Awarded Vancouver Energy Community Fund Grant

Vancouver Energy announced that the Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools is the recipient of a $12,000 Community Fund Grant to help fund the Family Engagement Project. This project promotes engagement at all levels – from the school to the parents and students, extending to the business community and community at large – in order to achieve […]

New board members elected for 2015/2016

The Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools (FVPS) announces additions to the board for 2015/2016: Jennifer Blechschmidt—Principal, Eisenhower Elementary School Teri Davis—President, Vancouver PTA Council Rob Duncan—Associate Principal, Columbia River High School Rosemary Fryer—Director, Vancouver Public Schools Board Tracie Jellison—Vice President-Business Lending, Columbia Credit Union Chris Lewis—CPA, LewisGroup CPAs Cindy Luckman—Senior Vice President, Managing Director, The […]

Local View: Vancouver schools takes lead in helping needy pupils

Original source: The Columbian, October 2015 We believe all students deserve the opportunity to be successful. As Superintendent Steve Webb writes in this op-ed, our supportive community is critical in helping with this work. As a result, we’re transforming outcomes for students. Read the full story in The Columbian.